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  •       He who has an ear, let him listen. Revelation 2:6, 11 (ESV)   He who has an ear, let him hear what the spirit says to the churches Revelation 2:17, 29, 3:6, 13, 22 (ESV)   Do you remember your parents saying, “You are not listening?” I do. It was when I was…
    July 13, 2018
  •     Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people whom he has chosen as his heritage! Psalm 33:12 ESV   This week we celebrated America’s Birthday. She is 242 years old. People sometimes take it for granted that our nation even exists. We also have those, down through…
    July 6, 2018
  •     Come to me all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me. For I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls for my yoke is easy and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30 (ESV)   Have you ever worked hard and…
    June 29, 2018
  •   Neighborly Compassion   But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion. 34 He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him. Luke 10:33-34 (ESV)   A…
    June 22, 2018
  •     They remembered that God was their rock,     the Most High God their redeemer. But they flattered him with their mouths;     they lied to him with their tongues. Their heart was not steadfast toward him;     they were…
    June 15, 2018
  •   “And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:20 (NIV)               Do we sense God in our lives? When do we feel His presence? How do we feel it?            …
    June 8, 2018
  •     About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God and the prisoners were listening to them. Acts 16:25 (ESV)   Paul and Silas had been thrown into prison because they had an evil spirit leave a young servant girl. Her master depended on the income she brought to his coffers.…
    June 1, 2018
  •     I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? 2 My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is…
    May 25, 2018
  •       He who has an ear, let him listen. Revelation 2:6, 11 (ESV)   He who has an ear, let him hear what the spirit says to the churches Revelation 2:17, 29, 3:6, 13, 22 (ESV)   Do you remember your parents saying, “You are not listening!” I do. It was when I was…
    May 18, 2018
  •       God Revives the Lowly                  “For this is what the high and lofty One says he who lives forever, whose name is holy: ‘I live in a high and holy place, But also with him who is contrite and…
    May 11, 2018
  •       Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him…
    May 4, 2018
  •       During this Eastertide season, the time between Easter and Pentecost, I am re-using a Lenten study book titled 40 Days to Decrease by Alicia Britt Chole. This marks the third year I have read and studied it. The following entry is the result of thoughts I experienced last year.   Immediately…
    April 27, 2018
  •       Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord. Acts 3:19 (ESV)   The Apostle Peter had healed a beggar. The healed man was ecstatic over what had happened. Those who saw him were amazed.   Peter…
    April 20, 2018
  •         for they refreshed my spirit as well as yours. Give recognition to such people.1 Corinthians 16:18 (ESV)   Paul, toward the end of his first letter to the believers at Corinth, writes thanking them for sending Stephanus, Fortunatus, and Achaicus to him. He tells them that these…
    April 13, 2018
  •       I picked a book out of a basket in my writing room. The title of the book, “If my people. . .” , a 40 day prayer guide.  I leafed through it and decided to use it in the 40 days of Lent. Later in the day, I realized how I could utilize the passage 2 Chronicles 7:14, as a beginning…
    April 6, 2018

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Cecelia Lester has been serious about her writing for over a decade..

 She has written several plays and skits, most  of which have been performed by her church. She composes Christian essays and posts them to her blog quietspirit-followingmyking.blogspot.com/

 She  volunteered in a faith-based non-profit ministry assisting children of incarceration and their caregivers, Grace In Action. She served Grace In Action by writing two newsletters and searching for possible grants.

 In July 2017, she published her first book, "Times of Trouble Bring Rays of Joy."

She and her husband of 49 years live in central Indiana. They have one grown son.

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